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reported along the right side of the road. big crash this morning occurred on the southbound side of 95 here at route one. traffic being pushed over to the left to get by. we now have two lane getting by to the left on the southbound side of # 5 before you reach route one in wood brim -- side of 95 before you reach route one in woodbridge. unexpected delays on the southbound side. northbound, your lanes are open. the accident northbound in the express lanes at newington has cleared. 395 northbound across the 14th street bridge, we had accident activity tying up the right side of the road. that has cleared. >>> in the debate on capitol hill over raising the debt ceiling, republicans first announceed a vote on speaker boehner's plan around 6:00 last night and then postponed that vote as republican leaders scrambled to line up enough members. the president says even if it passes, he will veto it. ppens, next tuesday will not only affect the federal government but also local businesses and local governments. for more on that, we turn to fox 5's sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest
door meeting trying to rally his party convincing some holdouts but not enough. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the plug on progress to america's families. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive our economy off a cliff because they are too radical and inexperienced to compromise. >> reporter: more than a dozen wall street ceos sent a letter to the white house and congress yesterday pushing them to reach a deal and to do it quickly. they warn that failure to do so will have grave consequences for businesses, consumers as well as the markets and already wall street has reacted to the uncertainty with the dow falling yesterday for the fifth straight day. treasury officials are working on an emergency plan that would prioritize who gets paid if no deal is reached by tuesday. that is the latest here on capitol hill. back to you. >> thank you. >
a big boost of support from a large group of gop freshmen many who initially opposed the measure because it didn't slash spending enough. >> we wanted to go bigger. this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> reporter: the senate majority leader with his own debt plan proposal says democrats won't support boehner's bill in its current form and changes will have to be made. >> bill in one fell swoop just pulls -- this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the progress on progress for american families. >> reporter: boehner says it's the state's duty to pass the bill but democrats maintain the proposal is bad for the country because it's a short term solution that will hurt the middle class. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive very calmly off a cliff because they're too radical and inexperienced compromise. >> reporter: more than as do ceos sent letters to -- more than a dozen ceos sent letters to the white house urging them to make a deal quickly. in other words, there will be grave conseq
off overnight. expected a big jump in the next hour or two. that will be in the 90s by 11 a.m. very quiet conditions. thunderstorm activity northwest towards cleveland. it would be nice if we could get that in here today. we'll be dry around here. we're just going to have a lot of heat. dangerous heat this afternoon. lots of water. please bring in the animals if they are outdoors. more details on the forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> we are days away from the united states reaching its credit limit. still no deal on capitol hill. republicans in congress are regrouping today after failing to pass a fix it to the debt crisis last night. what does this all mean? sherri ly is live at the capitol capitol. >> reporter: right now, the votes just aren't there. these blurry eyed members of congress may be in for a rough morning. they worked late as republicans scrambled to find a way forward. john boehner couldn't convince enough conservative members of his party to back his plan to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for some but apparently not enough spending cuts. >> we're not ther
stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> remember the ex-astronaut vanished from nasa after attacking a romantic rival? she was kicked out of the navy now. lisa novak will be forced to retire with an other than honorable disarm and after confronting the orlando airport in 2007 for discharge and could effect her veteran's benefits and the pay grade knocked down one rank. >> 40 years ago today, the astronauts apollo 15 were on the moon and they declared a successful mission. lots of good signs were accomplished and after coming back down to earth, nasa fired the apollo 15 crew for something they didn't face and now, all of these years later, one is finally talking about it. bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: at the smithsonian's national air and space museum today, al warden was signing copies of his new book, falling to earth. the story of apollo 15 and the scandal that ended the careers of three nasa astronauts. >> we had a problem with some postal covers and we
efficiency standards. today, there is a big announcement expected from the president. jim engle reports on the negotiates that led to it. >> reporter: president obama was hoping to get automakers to agree to almost double mileage standards aiming for another moment like this one in the rose garden in 2009 which raised them to 29.7 miles for model year 2012. but this time the white house wanted much more. >> floating ideas to increase this fuel efficiency standard to 56 miles per gallon fleet- wide by the year 2025. >> supporters insisted that was a doable number. >> 5 # is a sweet spot that is both achievable, reasonable, highly beneficial in terms of an economic standpoint and will meet the president's goals of dramatically reducing our dependence on foreign oil. >> reporter: automakers balked noting that would result in a 14% drop in sales saying there is a high level of uncertainty about consumer willingness to pay significantly higher prices for more fuel efficient vehicles. >> these standards by the government's own study will cost so much more that it will result in a loss of abou
this has the potential to be the big one. >> reporter: business leaders from d.c., maryland and virginia are trying to make contingency plans. it's not just local governments that are in a spot. all businesses are concerned. >> what effect will that have on our consumer interest rates, credit card rates? we don't know. there's so much uncertainty. >> reporter: no deal could knock the district of columbia to its knees financially. >> yes. everything they do on the hill affects us. >> reporter: the city's chief financial officer warned a possible rationing of services and the return of the control board. >> if we have no cash flow because you would not be able to pay the capayments to metro or payroll, et cetera, i hope that's really removed, but that is one thing we have to keep in mind here. >> reporter: either deal has deep spending cuts that will leave future holes in local budgets. >> when you look at the numbers proposed for cuts, it's in the trillions. >> reporter: arlington county's chief financial officer says it's not just weather be storms. >> we came through the '08, '09, '10 r
obama makes the announcement around 11:00. >>> a big story this morning. an awall soldier admits to planning an attack on fort hood. >> he sent an e-mail saying he confessed. we're learning more about the suspect this morning and what led authorities to him. >> reporter: they are crediting clerks at a gun store of being suspicious of the suspect. he said his muslim beliefs prevented him from fighting. it was put on hold because of child porn allegations. he went aball police arrested him wednesday at a texas motel. they got a tip from an employee a day earlier that he had arrived by taxi and bought six pounds of smokeless gun powder, 3 boxes of ammunition, and a magazine for a pistol. store clerks say they felt uncomfortable about the purchases being it was a considerable amount of ammunition and the questions he asked inned kaled he didn't know much about the items. the gun store is the same location where nadal hasan purchased the gun used in the 2009 attack on fort hood when 13 people were killed. police say he also visited an army surplus store where he bought a patch. offici
. the love changed in a big way at a baseball game. as beth parker showed us, they hit a home run. >> reporter: a sweet ride for the staff sergeant. the last time he went to mets park, he rode the metro. >> again, she's here. >> reporter: the first lady was on hand to honor our armed forces. >> i didn't know she was going to be here. >> reporter: he bought scratchoff tickets. as he and his buddy left the stadium? was scratching it. it was around in this spot where i said, you know, one, win a million. as soon as i won, i questioned the ground and said i won, you need to see this. and you dropped to the group in. >> was at home, let him take his buddy to the game and -- >> and i need to call my wife. i called her and sat down. i couldn't walk at the time. hey, i won $1 million. >> i want a million dollars. not like hello, hi, how's your night. >> reporter: show didn't think he would joke about that and that made it real making for a restless night. was up every hour and half hour to make sure it was really. he bought a gift for the pal who was at the time. -- game. we whelm rate wi
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